Rajasthan Royals (RR) will take on Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium on Friday, May 27 in Qualifier 2 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022. 

The encounter is scheduled for 7.30 PM IST (Indian Standard Time), with the winner booking a final date with Gujarat Titans.

Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore: Road to Qualifier 2

Rajasthan Royals stood second in the IPL points table with 18 points from nine wins in 14 games. They lost to top-placed Gujarat Titans by seven wickets in Qualifier 1, and will be trying to get a second shot at the final in Qualifier 2. 

The Royal Challengers Bangalore, placed fourth in the IPL points table with 16 points, defeated Lucknow Super Giants by 14 runs to make it to Qualifier 2, where they will face RR for a spot in the final. 

RR vs RCB Qualifier 2 odds for IPL 2022

Dafabet: Rajasthan Royals: 2.02, Royal Challengers Bangalore: 1.83

Bet365: Rajasthan Royals: 2.00, Royal Challengers Bangalore: 1.80

10Cric: Rajasthan Royals: 1.98, Royal Challengers Bangalore: 1.80

Parimatch: Rajasthan Royals: 1.98, Royal Challengers Bangalore: 1.80

1xBet: Rajasthan Royals: 2.068, Royal Challengers Bangalore: 1.86

Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.

Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore head-to-head

RCB and RR have faced each other 24 times in the history of the league, with the former holding a slight upper hand of 13 wins to RR’s 11. 

They have already met twice in IPL 2022 with RCB winning the first of their two encounters by four wickets at the Wankhede Stadium, and RR emerging victorious by 29 runs in the next at Pune’s Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium. 

Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore probable playing XI for Qualifier 2

RR: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (wk,c), Devdutt Padikkal, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal, Obed McCoy

RCB: Faf du Plessis (c), Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Mahipal Lomror, Dinesh Karthik (w), Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Josh Hazlewood, Mohammed Siraj

Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Qualifier 2 top picks

RR: Jos Buttler is the top run-scorer of the league with 718 runs in 15 games. His most recent performance was also an impressive 89 (56). He will be crucial in RR’s batting department.

Yuzvendra Chahal has been troubling batters with his spin, picking 26 wickets in 15 games and also holding the current Purple Cap. 

RCB: Captain Faf du Plessis has been the most consistent player for RCB with 443 runs in 15 games at an average of 64.14. Rajat Patidar is also in good touch, having scored 112* (54) in the recent game against GT. 

Among the bowlers, Wanindu Hasaranga has picked 25 wickets in 15 games, just one below Chahal. His best figures in the series read 5/18. 

Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Qualifier 2 prediction

Rajasthan Royals did well by winning nine out of their 15 games in the league stage. With both the current Orange Cap and Purple Cap holders in the team, they do have the right ingredients to emerge winners.

Royal Challengers Bangalore have qualified for the playoffs for three years in a row and have, for the first time, broken the Eliminator jinx. They are also in good form having won the last four out of five games.

While it is a tight-knit contest, going by recent form, Royal Challengers Bangalore can make the cut to the final. 

Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Qualifier 2 playing conditions and weather report

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